David Lee Cropper, 79, a gentle and quick witted soul

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David Lee Cropper
David Lee Cropper

David Lee Cropper, age 79, passed away at his home in Williamsburg on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on Oct. 30, 1936 where he grew up and graduated high school; later he resided several years in Youngstown, Ohio and in Woodbridge, Virginia before retiring in Williamsburg.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Cropper and Rose McGee Cropper; and five brothers, Andrew, Bill, Rick, Earl and Emory Cropper.

He leaves behind his wife, Elva Salcedo Cropper; son, Scott Cropper; daughter, Denise Cramer (and her husband, Thomas); grandchildren, Christopher Cropper, Timothy Cropper and Megan Cramer; step-children, Edward Salcedo, Sergio Salcedo and Cecilia Adams; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

David served in the Army Reserves and attended Ohio University and Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. He retired from May Company (currently Macy’s) where he served in several capacities, including buyer, store manager, ending his career as a Computer Information Systems specialist.

He enjoyed bowling, golf and tennis in his younger years. Later in life, he played on a senior baseball team and liked to travel, attend theater productions, read, play bridge and spend time with his family. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle and quick witted soul.

Private services to be held by family. Arrangements being handled by Nelsen Funeral Home, Williamsburg, VA. A celebration of life open house will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, 2401 Aluminum Ave, Hampton, VA 23661 or Hospice House of Williamsburg, 4445 Powhatan Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA 23188.